Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

privileging one costume over another in the workplace

We live in a multi-cultural society where diversity is supposedly celebrated or at least tolerated. There is however a dominant culture that is Anglo / European in origins. The values of what is commonly referred to as the establishment are routinely viewed by its adherents as the status quo or default norm and are used to judge the ‘otherness’ of different values.…

Fitzroy history – a truly impressive moustache

This photo shows Fitzroy entrepreneur Macpherson Robertson being welcomed home to his factory by some of his staff after returning from a trip to Europe in 1935. The startled look on the face of the man on the left hand side makes me think he is saying ‘what, they don’t have Freddo frogs in France?’

I admire millionaire polyamourists like Robertson for their lifestyle, especially if they are self-made, if not their business ethics or taste in partners (Richard Pratt).…